Loren: The Lady
From a multi-awarded broadcast journalist to a top-notch senator, and beyond. For the past three decades, Loren has dedicated her life to serving the Filipino people. In 1998, Loren became the youngest senator in the Philippines. She is also the only female to top the Senate race twice and the only female to become Senate Majority Leader.
Because of her advocacies on climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and management, sustainability, and climate justice, the Philippines has been recognized for her pioneered laws on the environment.
Loren is also a women’s & children’s rights advocate, consistent with her efforts to promote the welfare of women and the protection of the Filipino youth.
She is a true Filipina at heart, passionately advocating for the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples and promoting arts and culture in the local and international arena.Learn More About
Daily News HighlightsOctober 16, 2021
MANILA — The Philippines is taking part in the world’s largest book fair for the sixth consecutive year. The country will have a hybrid presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair, which will run from October 20 to 24. Award-winning designer Jowee Alviar of Team Manila has been tapped to create the Philippine booth, themed “Myth, Magic, and the City: Reclaiming Our Narrative,” at the event venue. The National Book Development Board (NBDB) has also prepared online activities — such as webinars on [...]Read More
Featured VideoJuly 1, 2021
Little known aspects of Dr. Jose Rizal’s first trip to Europe are revealed in the new documentary, Finding Rizal in a Time of Barriers. The project began when former senator Loren Legarda toured the small German town of Wilhelmsfeld in 2019 together with Dr. Fritz Hack Ullmer. Dr Ullmer is the great grandson of Pastor Karl Ullmer who hosted Rizal for three months in Wilhelmsfeld in 1886. The memories of that stay, as well as Rizal’s correspondence and memorabilia have since become part of the Ullmer family’s legacy through three generations.Watch More
Loren: A Leader’s Journey
Coming from a family of newsmen, educators, and physicians, one can almost say that this lady really was born for greatness. Being the granddaughter of one of the Philippines’ journalism pillars, it was only natural that she took on this career path. With her hard work, Loren has graduated cum laude with a degree in Broadcast Communication from the University of the Philippines Diliman, paving the way for her being the youngest anchor to appear in Philippine news television! Years later, her alma mater would confer her with a Doctor of Laws honoris causa.
Wherever she went, or whatever endeavor she delved on, she would always come out on top – may it be her passion for broadcasting, crusade for the environment, or being a Philippine senator, she would always achieve her goals and accomplish her mission, all thanks to her leadership skills, passion and vision.See All Milestones